In 1956, the Southern Minnesota Probation Officers Association was established as the first professional organization for probation officers in Minnesota. On April 30,1958, this organization changed its name to Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers and opened its membership to probation and parole officers throughout the state.
The association exists as a non-profit organization committed to the improvement of probation and parole practices at all levels. The organization has continued to expand and today includes probation and parole practitioners serving county, state, community corrections and federal agencies.
Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers is dedicated to promoting quality correctional practices through professional growth, leadership, education, communication and support.
Providing a voice for the probation profession and leading the promotion of sound correctional policy toward the principles of evidence based practices, restorative justice, community involvement, public protection, victim restoration, offender accountability and competency development.